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Poetics Today (2023) 44 (1-2): 231–260.
Published: 01 June 2023
...Alice Crossley Abstract This essay reads Tanizaki Jun'ichirō’s controversial novel Diary of a Mad Old Man (1961) for its contribution to discourses about aging masculinity and male sexuality in later life. The Diary meditates on the mental and physical vicissitudes of aging masculinity, arousal...
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Poetics Today (2023) 44 (1-2): 205–230.
Published: 01 June 2023
... cinema phenomenology YasujirōOzu Lee Chang-dong If speed is a cornerstone of contemporary life, then one of the most difficult hurdles to overcome in the fight against agism is the fact that senescence entails a slowing down of the human body and mind. Senescence distinguishes old age from other...
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Poetics Today (2023) 44 (1-2): 63–87.
Published: 01 June 2023
... as a particularly rich test case in which stereotypes and clichés abound: a grumpy and “dirty” old man sees in aging nothing but decline, tragedy, and an accumulation of illnesses—associations that age scholars have challenged for decades. These stereotypes, however, also have less predictable affordances...
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Poetics Today (2023) 44 (1-2): 157–179.
Published: 01 June 2023
... that P. D. James's novel expresses the demographic dread arising from the relative shift in younger and older populations—not of a world lacking children, as we might expect, but of one catastrophized by the overabundance of the old and aging. Pushing against the link between climate activism...
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Poetics Today (2023) 44 (1-2): 261–285.
Published: 01 June 2023
..., and the English Novel: Growing Old from Dickens to Woolf . Cambridge : Cambridge University Press . Lamb Sarah . 2017 . “ Introduction .” In Successful Aging as a Contemporary Obsession: Global Perspectives , edited by Lamb Sarah , 1 – 26 . New Brunswick, NJ : Rutgers University Press...
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Poetics Today (2023) 44 (1-2): 131–156.
Published: 01 June 2023
... naked torso? While first her disgust at his wounds is described, she also cries out, “you've got muscles” (290). When nineteen-year-old Polly thinks back to her relationship at age fifteen with Tom, she compares her own behavior to that of her friend Nina, who tried to make Polly jealous just like Polly...
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Poetics Today (2019) 40 (3): 377–394.
Published: 01 September 2019
...Nancy Easterlin In what ways does literary study contribute to human knowledge, understanding, and flourishing? This introductory essay emphasizes the importance of an age-old question in the face of the devaluation of the humanities. Cognitive literary studies are well situated to address...
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Poetics Today (2023) 44 (1-2): 295–297.
Published: 01 June 2023
... issue of Age, Culture, Humanities titled “Narratives of Aging in the Nineteenth-Century” with Amy Culley (2021). Forthcoming work includes contributions to volume 5 of the Bloomsbury Cultural History of Old Age (edited by David Troyansky and Corinne Field) and the Palgrave Handbook of Literature...
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Poetics Today (2023) 44 (1-2): 181–204.
Published: 01 June 2023
... of everyday life. guimaraesjpc@gmail.com Copyright © 2023 by Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2023 epic poetry language poetry aging and old age everyday life experimental writing Samuel R. Delany, the acclaimed author of such science-fiction masterworks as Babel-17...
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Poetics Today (2023) 44 (1-2): 1–14.
Published: 01 June 2023
... it through the overlapping temporalities of biology, culture, and literature. An old formalism attunes itself to the fact that time—the time of reading, narrative temporality, metrical arrangements, institutional time—is lived in, inextricably tied to the aging of our bodies. When we consider the essays...
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Poetics Today (2023) 44 (1-2): 291–294.
Published: 01 June 2023
... and aging studies scholars. For example, although deeply influenced by crip theory, Gallop could have engaged more with intersections of the compulsory systems at work in the “decline narrative” of sexuality in old age, including compulsory heterosexuality, compulsory able-bodiedness, compulsory able...
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Poetics Today (2023) 44 (1-2): 89–110.
Published: 01 June 2023
... to theorize how this presumed longevity—in which “old age” is continually postponed—is already being put to work. Research on aging that dismantles stereotypes of passivity and, in their place, asserts narratives of self-discovery, has tended to focus on representations of old age, the “fourth age” (Gilleard...
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Poetics Today (2023) 44 (1-2): 287–290.
Published: 01 June 2023
... House (1925) revisits the old dresses of his daughters. In the next two chapters, Dawson explores the more violent compensatory mechanisms activated by the onset of middle age. Chapter 3 details how insult and ridicule accompanied the emergence of middle-age as a distinct stage of life. Those who...
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Poetics Today (2023) 44 (1-2): 111–129.
Published: 01 June 2023
... in old age. I suggest that the revisionary nature of Barnes's poetry, which she acknowledges as a practice of “writing and re-writing,” represents both a formal, experimental process and an example of the cultural investment critics have made in her late works. As such, the incompleteness of Barnes's...
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Poetics Today (2008) 29 (3): 525–564.
Published: 01 September 2008
... one on the other, similar to the way a hologram presents multiple views to the beholder: now he is young, now old; now he is fresh and beautiful, now he is wrinkled like the aging speaker; now he looks like his lovely mother, now his face lives on in his progeny. It is the overlay of image...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (2): 299–318.
Published: 01 June 2018
... techniques have allowed the ekphrastic writer/artist to experiment with the kinetics of text and image, thus developing new ways to problematize and overcome the old dichotomy of stasis and movement within the arts. This article focuses on three examples of computer-mediated ekphrasis that make use...
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Poetics Today (2021) 42 (2): 131–147.
Published: 01 June 2021
...., as argued in a timely revision of Darnton's model for a digital age by Murray and Squires 2013 ), the final position in the circuit, the reader, is as important as ever. At the same time, readers remain the least studied element of the literary circuit. As many book historians have pointed out, reading has...
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Poetics Today (2002) 23 (1): 9–20.
Published: 01 March 2002
..., many of its central research questions, and many of its methods from traditions of the humanities as old as classical rhetoric. Its purpose in combining old and new,the humanities and the sciences, poetics and cognitive neurobiology is not to create an academic hybrid but instead to invent a practical...
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Poetics Today (2008) 29 (2): 309–351.
Published: 01 June 2008
... 1985 Les intellectuels au Moyen Age (Paris: Seuil). Levy, Brian Joseph 2000 The Comic Text: Patterns and Images in the Old French Fabliaux (Amsterdam: Rodopi). Lewis, Robert E. 1982 “The English Fabliau Tradition and Chaucer's Miller's Tale,” Modern Philology 79 (3): 241 -55...
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Poetics Today (2021) 42 (2): 173–191.
Published: 01 June 2021
.... This binary is in fact not native to the public debate about literature in the digital age but can be traced back from the digital revolution to modernist attitudes on literature, as they emerge in Viktor Shklovsky and Walter Benjamin. Drawing on results about reading speed in reading science and on current...